Saturday, November 04, 2017

Saturday 9: Suddenly I See (2005)

Saturday 9: Suddenly I See (2005)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…

I am still having problems posting comment, I get a message “Publishing” but it doesn’t get posted. I posted on Blogger forum about the problem and I haven’t heard anything from Blogger but a number of other people also posted that they also are having problems

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song is a tribute to Patti Smith, the rocker who inspired KT Tunstall. What woman who has inspired you?
Well my mother was a big influence on me.

2) In this video, you can see a turntable and an LP. When is the last time you played a record?
Oh… long, long time ago. But I have been thinking fixing my turntable, it needs new belts because it is over 40 years old.

3) Growing up, Ms. Tunstall seldom sang at home because her father is severely hearing impaired and music interfered with his sensitive hearing aid. Do you, or does anyone in your family, wear a hearing aid?
My father used to wear them but his insurance covered the $1500 price tag for $10 worth of electronics.

4) In high school, she got experience performing on street corners. Have you ever tipped a street musician?
Yes, but not often enough.

5) When this song was popular, Microsoft introduced the Xbox 360 to North America. Are you into gaming?
Nope. I like board games and on the first Tuesday of each month I meet with a group of women to play board games.
I’m also trying to learn a program where you can write text adventure games.

6)  In 2005, Prince Charles married his long-time love, Camilla Parker Bowles. At the time of their wedding, 73% of Brits said they disapproved of her. Today, her popularity has increased somewhat and her disapproval has dropped to 55%. Do you know anyone who married someone you didn't like? Did their spouse grow on you with time?
No comment. I want to keep the peace.

7) Harry Potter ad the Goblet of Fire was popular in theaters. Who is your favorite "Harry Potter" character?

8) In 2005, YouTube was introduced by three young men who met while working at PayPal. What's the last thing you paid for using PayPal?
I have no idea, but the non-profit that I’m the head of uses PayPal.

9) Random Question: After a long, exhausting day of travel, you check into a motel. The room is not at all to your liking. It's next to the ice machine, so you can hear cubes dropping noisily into metal buckets. Your view is of the parking lot. The bathtowels and thin and tiny. In short, you feel like you're being ripped off. Do you grab your bag, turn on your heel and check out, hoping there are better accommodations nearby? Or do you say, "What the hell, it's only one night," and climb into bed?
I don’t think any of those things would bother me except the ice machine but I never had that problem because I think that new motels isolate the machines from rooms.


  1. Hermione is my favorite character, too, in Harry Potter. She deserves her own series.

  2. #9 sounds like an answer from a road warrior who knows what to expect from motels!

  3. I like board games,too. It’s great you have a group to play them with. And, I’m wishing you good wishes for your writing game adventure.

  4. I had no idea that hearing aids cost that much. That sounds like just one more medical scam...

  5. I donated my turntable and LPs to the school library, most of my students hadn't ever seen them!